Drake Dobbs (11) went around Prior Lake's Dawson Garcia (3) to score on a reverse layup; two of his 27 points in Eden Prairie's 99-74 victory. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Connor Christensen (24) celebrated a three-point basket in the second half. His three-point shooting (he had 24 points) helped Eden Prairie to a 99-74 victory over Prior Lake. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
For the first 16 minutes or so of Saturday’s game, it appeared Prior Lake may have the offensive acumen to keep up with an undefeated and top-seeded Eden Prairie team.
But less than two minutes into the second half, the idea of a potential upset was slipping away from the fourth-seeded Lakers. After the teams went back-and-forth for most of the first half, the Eagles flew ahead with a late run in the opening half and continued their momentum into the second half to roll to a 99-74 win in a Class 4A, Section 2 semifinal at Eden Prairie High School.
Prior Lake (19-8) set the tone early with its three-point shooting as the Lakers knocked down nine three-pointers in the opening half.
“We know how well they had been shooting lately,” Eden Prairie coach David Flom said. “We wanted to be crowding but did a horrible job.”
Prior Lake's Dawson Garcia found the going tough against Eden Prairie defenders such as John Henry (13) and Connor Christensen (24). Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
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